Heyo! Can anyone recommend a free (as in beer) option for transforming image PDFs to OCR'd PDFs [1] ? French support + macOS required, FLOSS preferred.

[1]: I'm not sure if I'm very clear 😕. Here's my use case: I have an app on my phone that scans documents to PDFs but it doesn't do any OCR. I also have a bunch of digital documents for which I don't have a paper version anymore. I'd like to OCR these documents to make them searchable and allow copy/paste.

@Crocmagnon I have used PDFSandwich


OCR is done by tesseract, which isn't top grade but works for me.

@ben @themactep Thanks you both for your suggestions! pdfsandwich seems like a cool wrapper around tesseract and other tools.
It seems to work OK for french documents.

I'd be happy to have GUI suggestions as well!

At least I have a nice CLI tool in my toolbelt now 👍

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